“My voice, my piano, my beats.” The foundation of Anni Pohto‘s music is built on layers of old-school songwriting and 90s hip hop. Being titled as “the female Jack Garratt” and “the Nordic Alicia Keys”, her impeccable musical talent and breeze of good vibes make her a true Northern Star.
While working as a songwriter for other artists and struggling in the local music industry, Anni found herself both as a Berklee College of Music scholar and Master of Global Political Science to-be. Those experiences made it impossible for her to fit in the mold anymore.
Anni’s highly anticipated album will be released throughout 2020–21. Written during the last three years in Finland, Central Europe, Africa, and the US, it truly proves the meaning of music as a global language. Just as her name Anni (pronounced like “sunny” without the S), and Pohto being her ancestral last name – her album is a wake-up call for people to realize their powers. The album dives deep into our roots while resonating with everything that’s going on in the world right now.
There is always a new dawn. And that’s exactly what Anni’s music is about: healing, grit, and empowerment.